Boro ready to go with what they have

The transfer deadline came and went without anyone heading in or out of The Lamex Stadium yesterday. Lawrie Wilson s broken leg and dislocated ankle added to the injury list on Saturday against Rushden & Diamonds but chairman Phil Wallace said that after

The transfer deadline came and went without anyone heading in or out of The Lamex Stadium yesterday.

Lawrie Wilson's broken leg and dislocated ankle added to the injury list on Saturday against Rushden & Diamonds but chairman Phil Wallace said that after Setanta's collapse there simply was not any money available for manager Graham Westley to strengthen.

"It's very simple - there's absolutely no money available to add anyone new," Wallace said. "Our total playing budget, which was increased again for this season, was spent before the players came back for pre-season training and the demise of Setanta put paid to any thoughts of going over budget as we have sometimes in the past.

"In order to bring a new player in, Graham has to move one out to create room for their wages and that's not always easy. We decided to go with 21 senior players and one youngster this year, signing up everyone early and there's simply no room to change that.

"Every avenue of income is maxed out and the only way we will be able to raise any new funds this season is if our home gates are better than we've budgeted for or we get a cup run, or both! If we're in good shape come December then we can consider it again if necessary on January 1 when the window reopens.

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